What The Hell is Hell? (Part 1)

What The Hell is Hell? (Part 1) Illustration by Casey Dayton  Hell is a weighty and often heavy topic — In a few posts I thought maybe I would tackle this beast in three segments outlining and highlighting the beauty of this wonderful doctrine, said no one ever. KEEP IN MIND THIS WILL BE A […]

Old Testament Diversity. It is real and God is Cool With it….

Old Testament Diversity. It is real and God is Cool With it….    “The word of God cannot be kept safe from the rough-and-tumble drama of human history. For the Bible to be the word of God implies the exact opposite.” Lately I have been re-reading Peter Enn’s book “Inspiration and Incarnation, evangelicals and the […]

No Bacon For You….. “Strange prohibitions in the Bible.”

No Bacon For You….. “Strange prohibitions in the Bible.” In the strange book of Leviticus (read it, it’s an exhausting read with strange foreign commands )  we are told that bacon is extremely bad and one should not eat it — some of you are thinking, “it’s a good thing we have move past this […]

Why is The Bible Weird?

Why is The Bible Weird? Rembrandt, Belshazzar’s Feast Before you call me a heretic, or write me off as a Bible basher, that’s not the case at all,  I actually love the Bible (and the God it reveals) – so here me out…… One sunday afternoon, the preacher had been speaking about having devotional time […]

The Early Christians Were Protesters

The Early Christians Were Protesters   The earliest believers who followed Jesus were protesters. Yes, that’s right, protesters. What did they happen to be protesting? Empire and what it means to be human (no small thing, right?). The way they went about doing this was with—it might be a new word for you—but it’s called […]

Karl Barth: Theological sketches and biographies….

Karl Barth: Theological sketches and biographies…. This much is certain, that we have no theological right to set any sort of limits to the loving-kindness of God which has appeared in Jesus Christ. Our theological duty is to see and understand it as being still greater than we had seen before.” – Karl Barth My […]

The Beautiful Chaos

The Beautiful Chaos   From our birth until our final breath, we live between beauty and chaos. Life often throws us chaotic curve balls that take us off guard. As humans it’s our natural inclination to be shocked and afraid when we are pulled into the tide of chaos….. A few months ago I found […]

God Has The Blues

God Has The Blues   There’s a place I know where the train goes slow Where the sinner can be washed in the blood of the lamb There’s a river by the trestle down by sinner’s grove Down where the willow and the dogwood grow You can hear the whistle, you can hear the bell […]